The Democrat’s and the media’s response to the allegations that former president Donald Trump had classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate has set a dangerous precedent in light of the recent discovery of such documents in former vice president Joe Biden’s office at a Washington think tank.
Harvard Law School emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz told the media that former president Donald Trump is the “big winner” after reports of classified documents being discovered in Vice President Joe Biden’s office at the University of Pennsylvania in Washington, D.C.
However, Dershowitz cautioned that indictments related to Trump’s involvement in the Capitol riot on January 6th, 2021, could still occur, despite his certainty that “there will not be a criminal prosecution against Donald Trump” for allegedly mishandling classified material.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) claims that the documents were located at a “Chinese-funded” think tank, another issue the Chinese don’t care about.
On the latter point, Trump had a lot to say, and the media quickly labeled his statements as “wild speculation.” The strange thing about Trump’s speculations is that he usually ends up being right.
Trump said in a series of posts:
“Wow! The Biden Think Tank is funded by CHINA!!!”
“Also, a V.P. cannot Declassify documents, which are covered by the Federal Records Act, which is Criminal and MUCH TOUGHER than the Presidential Records Act, which is NOT Criminal. A President, me, can Declassify. How much more information has China been given?”
“The amount was 54 Million Dollars that the Biden Think Tank received from China. That’s a lot of money,”
Trump added in another post.
“They saw the Classified Documents!”
According to reports, after his time as vice president ended, Biden kept an office at the University of Pennsylvania and taught as an honorary professor until 2020, when he reportedly ran for president. This office is associated with the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Moreover, the Democrats’ timing is another issue. On November 2nd, six days before the midterm elections, President Biden’s legal team found the classified documents in his former office. Although the White House finally acknowledged the finding on Monday, Republican lawmakers wonder why it took so long.
On Monday, it was reported that classified documents were found at Penn’s Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in November, just before the midterm elections. More information revealed that at least ten files were from 2013 to 2016 and related to Ukraine, Iran, and the United Kingdom.
Penn Biden Center managing directors included Secretary of State Antony Blinken, White House Counsel Steven Richetti, and U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Michael Carpenter. Also on the board was Ariana Berengaut, an adviser to the National Security Adviser and the former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources under Brian McKeon.